FALL 2020 – 75th Anniversary of World War II

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Fall 2020
VOLUME 18/NUMBER 4

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CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER

IN THIS ISSUE: 75th Anniversary of World War II   >  Serving in Planes, Tanks & Ships   >  A Child’s View of War   >   Prosecuting War Crimes  >   The Remarkable Sigrid Schultz  > 100 Episodes of Grating the Nutmeg!

ON THE COVER: Children stage a patriotic demonstration, Southington, 1942. photo: Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information, Library of Congress

Table of Contents

9 Hog River Journal: Commemorating World War II

10 Letters, etc.

13 From the State Historian: Connecticut’s First World War II Hero
By Walter W. Woodward

14 The Kid in Upper 4
The New Haven Railroad’s public relations juggernaut.
By Laura Smith

20 Connecticut Veterans Tell Their Stories
Serving their country, in their own words.
By Jillian Maynard

26 A Jewish Child’s Experience of War
By Leon Chameides

30 Glider Pilot Rollin Fowler’s Daring Escape
By Gregg Mangan

32 Grating the Nutmeg—100 Episodes!

34 The Dragon from Westport
Journalist Sigrid Schultz infiltrates the Nazis.
By Ramin Ganeshram, Nicole Carpenter, and Sara Krasne

38 Thomas Dodd & the Nuremberg Trials
The FBI staff lawyer from Connecticut seeks justice.
By Christopher Dodd, Owen Doremus, and Betsy Pittman

46 A Sound They’ll Never Forget
By Emily Clark

48 Obey Your Air Raid Warden
By Ben Gammell

50 Site Lines: Monument to Connecticut’s Borinqueneers
By W. Phillips Barlow

52 Dependable Engines Prepare for War
By Walter W. Woodward

54 CT History for Kids: The Children’s Salvage Army

56 Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations

63 Afterword

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